Kids at Caribou Library take trip to Collins Pond

10 years ago

By Theron Larkins
Staff Writer

    This year’s summer program at the Caribou Library was “fizz, boom, read,” according to children’s librarian Jean Shaw.
    “The children did kitchen science experiments. They experimented with the five senses, and they learned about the outdoors and wetlands,” said Shaw.

    This led to a field trip to Collins Pond, which both the Wednesday and Thursday grade 1-4 groups visited on their respective library days. The children walked to the pond from the library — with both the Wednesday and Thursday classes leaving the children’s library holding on to a long rope, in order to make sure everyone stayed together in a single-file line and everyone crossed the busy streets safely, swiftly and together.
    Both groups searched around the pond, and found a number of interesting examples of nature, including spider webs, seed pods, cattails, a hornet’s nest and a variety of different blossoms, leaves, insects and birdhouses. One young student even found a four-leaf clover.
    “Much fun was had by all,” said Shaw. 


Contributed photo
    Children from this year’s Caribou Children’s Library summer program went on a field trip to Collins Pond on July 23 and 24, as both the Wednesday and Thursday groups walked to the pond on their respective days. Children who attended the field trip from the Thursday class pictured above are, from left, Landin Spooner, Caleb Finelli, James Cherrier, Lars Spooner, Grace Lagasse, Isabella Cherrier, Kaylee Trombley, Sierra St. Peter and Ava Finelli. Children who attended the field trip from the Wednesday class are pictured below, from left, Marshal Hersey, Mackenzie Hite, Tyra Sterner, Trent Hersey, Ella Bennett, James Bennett, Calving Hersey, Gracie Rossignol, Emma Christie, Emily Berube, Lucas Landeen, Abraham Bouchard and Benjamin Bouchard.